We will issue a fixed penalty notice (FPN) on the spot or by post to anyone who has committed an offence such as:
- failure to clear up after your dog
- abandoning a vehicle
- failure to close a business due to coronavirus restriction
If you receive a fixed penalty notice
There are two options available if you receive an FPN:
- Pay the FPN within 14 calendar days of the notice being served (the date is shown on bottom of the notice). No further action will be taken
- Dispute the serving of the notice and await the court summons or request a court hearing
Some offences offer a lower penalty if paid within 10 days.
If you do not pay or if the court rules against you, you may be liable to pay a higher fine.
Charges for fixed penalty notices
The cost of an FPN depends on the offence and these costs are listed below along with the possible conviction costs if the matter goes to court.
|Code||Offence||If paid in 10 days||If paid in 14 days||Maximum penalty on conviction|
|01||Depositing litter||£60||£80||£1,000 (level 3)|
|02||Failure to comply with a Community Protection Notice (CPN)||£70||£100||Unlimited (level 5)|
|03||Failure to comply with a dog control Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)||£70||£100||£1,000 (level 3)|
|04||Failure to comply with other PSPOs||£70||£100||£1,000 (level 3)|
|05||Graffiti and fly-posting||£60||£80||£2,500 (level 4)|
|06||Failure to produce waste documents||£180||£300||Unlimited (level 5)|
|07||Failure to produce authority to transport waste||£180||£300||Unlimited (level 5)|
|08||Unauthorised distribution of free printed matter||£60||£80||£2,500 (level 4)|
|09||Failure to comply with a waste receptacles notice||£40||£60||£1,000 (level 3)|
|10||Exposing a vehicle for sale on a road||£60||£80||£2,500 (level 4)|
|11||Repairing a vehicle on a road||£60||£80||£2,500 (level 4)|
|12||Abandoning a vehicle||£120||£200||£2,500 (level 4)|
|13||Failure to nominate an alarm key holder||£60||£80||£1,000 (level 3)|
|14||Noise from dwellings||£60||£80||£1,000 (level 3)|
|15||Noise from licensed premises||£350||£500||Unlimited (level 5)|
|16||Unauthorised or harmful deposit, treatment or disposal etc. of waste, including fly-tipping||£150||£300||Unlimited (level 5) and/or 5 years in prison on conviction of indictment|
Seen it? report it
If you see someone commit one of the offences listed above, please report it to us.